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Agile Codeline Management

Software developers often view version management tools and techniques as a necessary evil. This is particularly true of developers practicing agile techniques. However, version management, can be an aid to agility rather than something that gets in the way.

Steve Berczuk's picture Steve Berczuk
The Need for Agility in SCM

What is agility? Summarizing from last month's article agility is “The ability to both create and respond to change in order to profit in a turbulent business environment…. What is new about agile methods is not the practices they use, but their recognition of people as the primary drivers of project success, coupled with an intense focus on effectiveness and maneuverability.” [2]

Configuration Management Concepts

This article is an excerpt from a user manual for a CM tool, AccuRev. It is the first chapter (36 pages) of the 333-page user manual, which is posted here because it contains an excellent, general explanation of configuration management.

John Posner's picture John Posner
What Does Success Look Like?

How do you know when software is ready to release? This article discusses one piece of knowing when the software is ready to release—knowing what a successful release would look like.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Beyond Compare 3 for Testers: An Evaluation Beyond Compare 3 for Testers: An Evaluation

This article is an evaluation of Beyond Compare as it can be used in a software testing context. Jey and Areeb discuss what the tool does, specific ways it is used, similar tools, learning curves, support, and licensing.

Areeb Shams Jey Sabapathipillai

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